How to Clean Laminate

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Laminate furniture is easy to care for and maintain, which is one of its greatest benefits. Unlike veneer and solid wood, laminate doesn’t scratch or stain easily, but you should still be careful and clean your laminate furniture properly so that it lasts for as long as possible.

Dust. Dusting can be done by using an oil-free furniture spray or simply with a damp cloth. Furniture polish is fine to use on laminate, but make sure you wipe up any excess residue or liquid. Furniture polish does not soak into laminate, so any left over may soak into clothing and stain.

Wash. You can wash your laminate furniture by using a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Once you’ve wiped the surface down with the soap and water mixture, dry with a paper towel or soft dish towel. Always dry your laminate after cleaning. If left undried, soap will be left on the surface and may cause marring after long periods of time.

Remove stains. Remove grease and difficult stains with a mixture of hot water and baking soda. Work this mixture into a paste and then gently apply this to your laminate using a soft bristle brush in a circular motion. Because baking soda is a mild abrasive and a bristle brush can also be abrasive, don’t press too hard when working the paste into your furniture. As with regular soap and water, rinse the paste off when the stain has been lifted.

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